It has been a long and exhausting journey to get to this stage. My writing has suffered immensely due to various circumstances, and I am also undertaking a Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management with Lancaster University. However, I am finally pleased to announce that I am gradually getting back into my writing and focusing on my projects.
All excuses aside, the good news — I have finally finished my short story Three at just over 13,000 words. It is now available on Amazon (see below). Don’t worry, it won’t cost much at all.
Three was written many moons ago, during the early 1990s. It was the first full-length piece of prose I ever wrote, in my aspiration of becoming an author. It transpired from a hungering interest in mythology, table-top gaming, and extensive reading in fantastical literature, fables, and International lore.
As a child I always wanted to write a fable, and an unusual one at that, but it had to employ a succinct fictional storyline, and (at the very least) parallel the technique and style of the old masters, such as Aesop. The vital ingredients for me were the principal moral lesson, along with revealing a common and inherent human trait. A great undertaking that wasn’t easy.
Last year, I took the manuscript out simply to read it. Then I felt the need to re-shape it, and in a way re-tell it. In the end, I got to the point where I was really happy with it, and wanted to share it, and that’s all I can ask. So, without saying too much about the story itself, I will simply leave you with the preview below.